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The Pope - Hollister Brewing Co.

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86
very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 6.02%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hollister Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JayTheFinn on 06-01-2007)
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of SShelly
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a Hollister Growler.

Nice medium straw with fluffy white head, and an immediate shot of american hops in the nose when poured. This beer smells amazing, lots of citrus, very pungent.

Taste is medium bitter with again a big hop aroma and flavor punch, though not really overdone as other beers in the style can be. Leaves a light lingering citrus bitterness that is very pleasant.

Overall a damn good IPA that I wish I could find in a bottle.

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4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear golden with 1/2 inch white head leaving stringy lace.

N: Tons of tropical and citrus notes (pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit). Nearly perfect.

T: Citrusy fruits, some malty grains, piney evergreen needles.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Slightly bitter and semi-dry finish.

O: Very good balance. Slightly lower ABV than the Hippie Kicker which was more malt forward. If you are looking for a solid IPA, this is it.

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4.07/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Hollister Brewing

Pours golden orange in color with a finger of white head. There is plenty of fresh hop character to this. Lots of grapefruit peel and sweet tangerine, tons of pine aroma, too. Just a hint of grass and floral hops. A sharp grapefruit flavor with a mild sweetness of tangerine and orange. The pine gives a nice bitterness. Mild malt sweetness in the background.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep yellow color with a thin white head. Nose was citrusanf floral notes, big hops like a West Coast IPA always should be. Taste is hps up front with floral notes, citrus all the way through. Well done IPA and the mouthfeel was nice and hoppy. No let down here.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of bulletrain76
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tried the cask version of this on my latest visit to the brewpub today, and was pleasantly surprised by the differences. The head was more sustained and left tighter lacing than the keg version. I know that this was mainly due to the sparkler that they use, but it was still a mighty fine looking beer. The aroma also displayed a richer malty sweetness in contrast to the more intense, herbal hoppy notes of the keg version. The flavor was also a little more balanced, with more caramel sweetness coming through to balance the massive hop flavors. I did detect some papery oxidized notes as well, though. The mouthfeel was softer and smoother; quite nice. Overall, both versions have their merits, but cask is just cooler to drink, as you don't get the chance to have to many cask beer around here.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: Draft
Glass: Half-pint glass
From: Hollister Brewing Company in Goleta, Calif.
Price: $3.25
Purchased: July 5, 2013
Consumed: July 5, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a honey amber clear color with 1-2 fingers of off-white head when I got it. That head wore off quickly. Pretty good lacing along the sides. Average retention on the way down.

Smelled tons of hops. Got lime, pine, citrus, caramel and floral, all in a clean, light whiff.

Initial taste reminded me of a Manzanita IPA. Caramel, lime, pine, floral hops and citrus hops.

Medium body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.

This beer wasn’t as quite as good as I remember it from December, but I was sick then. But overall it is an OK IPA.

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The Pope from Hollister Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.